These days our photographers continue to collaborate with scientists to capture the best photographs of their research. No longer bounded by the bulky cameras, photography shoots can take place anywhere, from physical containment laboratories to temperature-controlled glasshouses and research orchards. Studio-based work is still important, with an example being styled food photography. These images are used in specialist software as part of consumer studies to understand human behaviours towards foods.
The team work with leading-edge photographic equipment and high resolution full-frame digital cameras in various fields of science photography, such as macro, ultraviolet and thermal photography. New technology has made photography more accessible and imperative to modern research than ever. When working with living organisms, nature and marine life, time is often our photographers’ biggest enemy because many of the specimens are live and their states can change by the minute. It is important that photographers work closely with scientists to ensure high-quality images are captured at the right moment in the right condition. At times, unique photographic equipment is designed and custom made for specialised research projects.
A recent highlight is the “Electrospinning” image shot by Robert Lamberts. It was selected by Nature: International Journal of Science as one of the “2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year.”
Our Design & Photography team is careful and measured with their work. They are always out and about looking for perfection.
The members are:
Andrea Leonard Jones - Senior Brand Designer
Darren Snaith - Senior Graphic Designer
Donna Gibson - Graphic Designer
Minna Pesonen - Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer
Robert Lamberts - Senior Science Photographer
Tony Corbett - Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer
Wara Bullôt - Photographer